COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening the week of Oct. 10

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COVID-19 on P.E.I.: What's happening the week of Oct. 10
The P.E.I. Marathon is back this year. (Wayne Thibodeau/CBC  - image credit)
The P.E.I. Marathon is back this year. (Wayne Thibodeau/CBC - image credit)

There are three new COVID- 19 cases on P.E.I., all related to travel.

A charge has been laid in connection with the outbreak of COVID-19 last month at West Royalty school.

The P.E.I. Marathon is back this year after being cancelled in 2020.

Vaccination clinics have been getting busy again following the introduction of the P.E.I. Vax Pass.

As people start travelling again, travel agents are finding new, pandemic-related services to offer.

Brian Higgins/CBC
Brian Higgins/CBC

Enrolment at French-language schools is up on P.E.I., and they say it is because of the pandemic.

The outbreak at West Royalty School last month has been the subject of several reviews into what went wrong and what could have gone better.

Charlottetown's Masjid Dar As-Salam mosque is now requiring proof of vaccination from worshippers.

Jane Robertson/CBC
Jane Robertson/CBC

Flu shots are now available on P.E.I. as the province continues to vaccinate people for COVID-19, and officials say it is safe to get both shots.

Some food service businesses in Charlottetown's Founders' Hall are not asking diners for their vax pass.

The pandemic has made finding a public washroom in Charlottetown, which was never easy, even more difficult.

The province says that 18 per cent of its child-care workers are still not fully vaccinated.

Northumberland Ferries passengers now have to be fully vaccinated.

Islanders are being asked to avoid travel to COVID-19 hotspots in New Brunswick as cases in that province continue to rise.

The P.E.I. Vax Pass is now required at a number of businesses and events. Here's a look at how to get the pass, and how it works.

Here's a list of where you need to show proof of vaccination on P.E.I.

And, here's a look at how the vax pass can protect you.

With three new cases of COVID-19 announced Monday, P.E.I. currently has six active cases and has seen a total of 309.

COVID-19 cases on P.E.I.

There were four new potential public exposure sites announced on Monday.

Potential COVID-19 exposure sites

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Top news from last week

These Islanders are currently eligible for a vaccine

  • People over 12.

  • Islanders over 18 can book an appointment to receive the vaccine at a pharmacy.

Further resources

Reminder about symptoms

The symptoms of COVID-19 can include:

  • Fever.

  • Cough or worsening of a previous cough.

  • Possible loss of taste and/or smell.

  • Sore throat.

  • New or worsening fatigue.

  • Headache.

  • Shortness of breath.

  • Runny nose.

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